Parents believe the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is ignoring California law at the expense of their children. The law is simple -- evaluation of adults employed to educate students must include information on how well children are actually doing toward meeting grade level standards. And if the responsible staff is struggling, the law requires the district to provide help to those adults so they can be more effective for kids.
This past fall, a group of courageous parents, fed up with the district and school bureaucrats assigning subpar staff to classrooms in their neighborhoods based on the assumption that parents wouldn't know what's going on, decided to sue the district to force it to follow the law. And thanks to that brave push a trial is set for this June.
The parents believe the district and the kids can no longer afford willful failure to follow the law. At a time when the district is trying to fix a $500 million annual budget deficit, it is forfeiting millions of dollars available from Sacramento for the very purpose of conducting effective performance evaluations.
If you agree that the district should follow the law, take action now- tell the school board to do what's right for kids. Send a letter today to support the parents' effort and encourage LAUSD to finally include student achievement in the evaluations of principals and teachers, and to provide help to those that are struggling.